Ri8-D Firmware V4.10-2 (Previous version)
Dante firmware has been changed to "18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124-1.3.4". This change corresponds to the hardware change of the Dante module due to the completion of part production. The function is the same as the previous version "126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52-1.3.2", and there is no change in the product firmware. Therefore, customers already using V4.10 do not need updating. In addition, Dante firmware "184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11-1.3.4" and "18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124-1.3.2" products can be used together. Please refer to the version compatibility table of each device.
Please do not use the EEE function (*) of network switches in a Dante network.
Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronization performance and occasional dropouts.Therefore, we strongly recommend that:
- If you use managed switches, ensure that they allow EEE to be disabled. Make sure that EEE is disabled on all ports used for real-time Dante traffic.
- If you use unmanaged switches, make sure to not use network switches that support the EEE function, since EEE operation cannot be disabled in these switches.
- * EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) is a technology that reduces switching power consumption during periods of low network traffic. It is also known as Green Ethernet and IEEE802.3az.
Caution when updating
From the Firmware V4.1, you can update the firmware at once via the R Remote V4.1 or later.
- In order to update the firmware via R Remote, the R Series firmware must be V3.11 or later. If you are using the firmware V3.10 or older, update the firmware to V3.11 by the previous method before using R Remote.
- Dante Controller must be installed in order to use R Remote. You can download it from Audinate website.
- Update the firmware in accordance with the “R Series Firmware Update Guide” and the “R Remote User Guide.” In addition, Dante firmware is also updated via the R Remote software.
R Remote download page: Windows / Mac
Dante Controller: https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-controller
CL/QL/RIVAGE/R/Tio Series Editor/Firmware/R Remote Compatibility
Please make sure to use appropriate version of CL Editor or QL Editor which is compatible with your console firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Editor/firmware combination may result in unexpected behavior.
The Firmware Set is a set of main (and sub) firmware of the device and the Dante firmware. The version of Firmware Set is the same as the version of the main firmware. Refer to the release note of each firmware about the details of the Firmware Set.
Main Revisions and Enhancements
- You can remotely control one Rio/Ri/Ro unit from a maximum of two computers operating R Remote. You can also remotely control from four separate CL/QL units.
New Features in V4.10
- Now supports the AES67 standard for audio-over-IP interoperability.
- Now supports the "Dante Device Lock" function.
Improvements in V4.10
- Added error status indications with the [SYSTEM] indicator if the DIP-switch settings and the actual Dante settings are different.
- Changed the specification to decide the IP address after the DHCP server has been found when DIP switches 2 and 3 (IP Address Mode) are set to the DHCP mode. If you want to set the IP address automatically without a DHCP server, set the IP Address Mode to the Auto IP mode.
- When patching the R series and a TF series via the NY64-D card by using the Dante Controller, a warning message “Dante Version Mismatch” may appear for a few seconds on the display of the TF series. In this case, audio signals and HA control are properly available.
- When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
- If the DIP switch REMOTE setting is switched between NATIVE and AD8HR, the device label is set to the default value, and the patch is also cleared.
- On the CL/QL, the following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
# is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
* indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used) Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
Make sure that the UNIT ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit. (### will be the UNIT ID value).
However, as an example, a CL/QL series Console ID can have the same ID number as an R-series device.
|OS||Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium or later, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
(R Remote supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.)
|Mac OS X 10.9.5, 10.10.x, 10.11.x, macOS 10.12.x|
|CPU||Intel Core i3 or higher|
|HDD||120MB or more|
|Connector||An Ethernet connector (1000BASE-T or higher recommended.)|
|Other||Dante Controller must be installed, Ethernet cable (CAT5e or better), Network switch (with gigabit Ethernet support)|
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